Purpose, History & Values
The mission of the IICRC is to identify and promote an international standard of care that establishes and maintains the health, safety and welfare of the built environment.
The IICRC serves as a independent, certification body, that sets and promotes high standards and ethics, and advances communication and technical proficiency within the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. The IICRC also ensures that when consumers hire a cleantrust-Certified Firm or technician, they have hired experts who will provide reasonable assurance that work will be completed in accordance with the industry’s “standard of care.”
History: Over 40 years of building trust
Formed in 1972 by Ed York, originally founded as the International Institute of Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Inc. (IICUC), the now Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is recognized internationally as a knowledgeable industry voice and resource. Overall there are currently more than 53,000 active certified technicians, many with multiple certifications, and more than 6,000 Certified Firms around the world.
Respect – We will treat everyone we encounter in our interactions through the IICRC in the same manner we would wish to be treated.
Responsible – We will work to assure that the obligations and stated goals of the IICRC are met in a timely fashion.
Integrity - We will establish and maintain a culture characterized by honesty, high values and exceptional standards of conduct.
Excellence – We will accept nothing less than the best in leadership, quality and service.
Expert – We will continue to build the IICRC’s reputation as the leading authority and source of professional knowledge in the industry.